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News & Reminders for Current Students

Welcome to Spring 2018!


The Spring 2018 deadline for F-1 international students to pay tuition is Friday, April 20th*

  • You can pay online through MyPortal, by mailing a check, or in person at the Cashier (Registration & Student Services Building, across from the bookstore).  De Anza does not accept wire transfers for payment!

Check here for Refunds Policies & Procedures


*Note the extended Cashier hours during the first two weeks of the quarter listed on the Cashier website.


April 21st is the last day to ADD classes for Spring 2018. 


April 22nd is the last day to DROP classes with a refund and no record of a grade.* 

  • No late adds or drops will be accepted!

June 1st is the last day to drop with a "W." 


*Remember F1 students must maintain at least 12 units per quarter.  A 'W' is not a grade. Therefore, it does not count toward your full course load (12 units). Always come to the ISP office to meet with a counselor and/or immigration advisor before dropping a class!

F-1 international students should see the academic counselors in the ISP office.  Read these guidelines on when to drop in or schedule an appointment. Keep in mind:

  • Drop-in hours ONLY during the first week of the quarter
  • You must come into the ISP office to schedule an appointment; no appointments will be made by phone or email.


Students who are in their second or later quarter at De Anza and wish to take more than 21.5 units must petition through the ISP office during the first week of the quarter.  Obtain an add code from the professor and then come to the ISP office to see a counselor.  Petitions will not be considered  before the first day of classes!


If you wish to take a class at another school like Foothill College while you are a full time student at De Anza College, you can do it through Concurrent Enrollment . You must complete the form and have it approved/signed by a counselor in the ISP office before you are allowed to take classes at another institution.


IMPORTANT: You must follow policies/regulations for adding/dropping, paying fees, etc. of the school where you will be taking a class.



Health Insurance cards are mailed to students quarterly within the first 2 weeks of a new quarter. If you do not receive yours, please come to the ISP office with your student ID card to request a copy.


Important note about the health insurance fees: The health insurance fee is NOT automatically refunded if a student drops all classes from De Anza.  It is the students' responsibility to contact the ISP office before the end of your last quarter at De Anza College. Failing to notify the ISP office will mean that you are responsible for health insurance fees charges.


See the Health Insurance page for more information about your insurance plan.



Going outside the U.S.?  Traveling home for break?

You need to submit your I-20 to the ISP office.  Remember there are hundreds of requests for winter & summer break so submit yours early to make sure it's ready in time for your departure date.

2.Submit it with your I-20 to the ISP front desk at least 2 weeks before your trip.  If you submit it with less than 2 weeks notice, you may need to fill out a credit card form for a $75 express mail fee so that we can mail your I-20 to your travel destination.
3. Bring a PHOTO ID to pick up your I-20 2-3 days before your departure date.



If you decide to leave De Anza College, you must notify the International Student Programs and complete the EXIT Form. ISP staff must transfer or terminate your SEVIS record properly. 


Also, please check MyPortal to make sure you don't have outstanding fees on your account. If you do, be sure to pay your financial responsibility. Accounts left with holds, tuition and/or health insurance outstanding fees will become a problem if you decide to return in the future or request transcripts and/or degrees, and it will also affect your personal credit (financial) score in the U.S. If you have any questions, be sure to check in with the ISP office staff BEFORE you leave the country.


Important Dates & Deadlines

Click here for Spring '18 Dates & Deadlines.

Upcoming Events


Visit ISP's Workshops & Events page for the list of upcoming  workshops, university visits, and other events hosted by ISP.


And check out the general school Events Calendar for other events on campus.


Scholarship Opportunities

Go to the Financial Aid Website to search and apply for scholarships!


Need Housing?
 Be sure to join the Facebook group: De Anza International Students to see available rooms for rent, or contact Hayley Davidson in the ISP office for more information.


Emergency Phone Numbers


From a campus phone: Dial 9-1-1
Dialing “9” before 9-1-1 from campus phones is NOT required


From a cell phone: 408.924.8000


For non-emergencies, call 650.949.7313 or dial extension 7-3-1-3 from campus phones when requiring police assistance


Campus Police Website


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International Student Programs
De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek BLVD
Cupertino, CA 95014
Tel. (408) 864-8826
Fax. (408) 864-5638

Last Updated: 4/17/18